Section 3, P.O. Malcom. J. D. Carpenter was born in Bennington county, Vermont, May, 1853, and moved with his parents to Bureau county, Illinois, in 1857, where he was educated and raised.
Was married, June 10, 1875, to Miss M.E. Judd of that county. They have three children living: Sarah (born July 1, 1876), Eli (born September 12, 1877) and Flora (born January 22, 1880).
Mr. Carpenter came to this county in January, 1878, and settled where he now resides; owns 280 acres of land, about all under cultivation, well stocked with cattle and horses. His buildings are good, and everything about his place indicates prosperity.
Source: The History of Poweshiek County, Iowa : containing a history of the County, its cities, towns, &c.; Des Moines: Union Hist. Co., 1880.